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News by Topic: Abuse and violence

Sep 14, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a virtual listening session on the impact of COVID-19 on intimate partner violence (IPV) on September 28, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern. The listening session is an opportunity for HHS Office on Women's Health (OWH) to hear what individual stakeholders and subject matter experts are experiencing regarding the pandemic's influence on IPV, what OWH should consider when providing assistance or programming, how to include the perspectives of underserved communities, and what stakeholders see as the top priorities in addressing IPV. The listening session will also be open to members of the public. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 17, 2022 - Features the Mountain Grrl Experience, an art and music festival in Eastern Kentucky that supports an emergency care shelter and domestic violence services program in the area while raising awareness of domestic and intimate partner violence in Appalachia. Describes the prevalence of domestic violence in the region and challenges for rural victims to access care and services.
Source: The Daily Yonder